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Why Employers Get Sued

long seminar on Why Employers Get Sued. The following topics will be … Top Reasons Why Employers Get Sued https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/why-employers-get-sued/

Retail Marijuana and its Impact on the Workplace

The legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts and the opening of local marijuana stores has left employers a little hazy on how this may impact their business. On Thursday, February 7th, Royal, P.C. will host a round-table style seminar to discuss some…
e opening of local marijuana stores has left employers a little hazy on how this may impact their …o discuss some of the most common areas that employers express uncertainty and concern about https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/marijuana-and-workplace/

Workplace Investigations

The dawn of the New Year is a good time for employer's to review their investigation policies. Here are three areas you will want to focus on...
The dawn of the New Year is a good time for employer https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/workplace-investigations/

Procedure for Amending Regulations

Massachusetts employers have probably heard a great deal about the approaching Paid Family and Medical Leave law, but few employers know exactly how the law will be implemented. This is, in large part due to the fact that the state has not issued regulati…
  Massachusetts employers have probably heard a great deal about the … but few employers know exactly how the law will be implemente…dures for implementation of this new law. Employers may not be aware that a large percentage of https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/procedure-amending-regulations/

Employee Handbooks

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Attorney Daniel Carr presented a seminar on Employee Handbooks. He discussed what should be included, as well as some of the newer laws and amendments that have been implemented recently in Massachusetts. Some of these new l…
requires employers to engage in an interactive process with pr… now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employee-handbooks1/

Employee Handbooks

With many new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year, now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see if any revisions may be necessary. Join Attorney Daniel Carr for a seminar on Employee Handbooks. He…
now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see … requires employers to engage in an interactive process with pr… employers must keep their employee handbooks up to da https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employee-handbooks/

2018: Year in Review

As 2018 winds to a close, it is helpful to look back at some of the major changes in labor and employment law that occurred this year.
Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution …tions Plan went into effect. EMAC applies to employers with six or more employees. Employers are s https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/2018-year-review/

Flu Season for Employers

It’s official. Flu season is back. Many of us are keeping our fingers crossed that we won’t have to suffer the fevers, congestion, sneezing, fatigue, and other symptoms this year. For employers, flu season adds an extra burden, including the operational b…
and other symptoms this year. For employers…he operational burden of staff absences. For employers in some industries that work with vulnerabl… creates substantially greater concerns. For employers in these fields https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/flu-season-employers/

Royal, P.C. Marks a Decade of Guiding Area Employers

Amy Royal was taking a calculated risk when she left a stable job in employment law to start her own firm at the start of the Great Recession. But those calculations proved correct, and as her firm marks 10 years in business, she reflects on how her team’…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/media-coverage/royal-pc-marks-decade-guiding-area-employers/

Employee Handbooks

On Thursday, December 6th, 2018, Royal Attorneys held a seminar on Employee Handbooks. With many new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year, now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see if any revisions…
requires employers to engage in an interactive process with pr… now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employee-handbooks/

Employee Handbooks

now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see … requires employers to engage in an interactive process with pr… employers must keep their employee handbooks up to da https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/seminar-tbd1/

Happy New Year! Changes Coming to MA Wage and Hour Law

As we enter the month of December, employers need to be aware of changes, and potential changes, coming to wage and hour law in 2019...
employers need to be aware of changes…e before the new rule is ultimately enacted. Employers will want to monitor the progress of the ne…changes have had on businesses and also what employers can expect to encounter in 2019. If you https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/happy-new-year-changes-coming-ma-wage-and-hour-law/

When the Law is Unclear, What Employers Should do

Recently, the US Department of Justice filed a brief with the US Supreme Court arguing that federal law does not provide anti-discrimination protections for individuals on the basis of gender identity. The DOJ’s position contradicts the position that the …
shift in policy means relatively little for employers in New England… what should employers do when the law is unclear…ns Act to give employees the right to use an employer https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-law-unclear-what-employers-should-do/

Update for Massachusetts Employers Regarding Leave for Veterans

Veterans Day will be observed this year on Monday, November 12, 2018. This is the first Veterans Day since the recent amendments to the Massachusetts HOME Act (M.G.L. c. 149 Section 52A ½).
employers are no longer required to provide paid time… such leave. The law does not require an employer to grant leave to an employee to participate https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/update-massachusetts-employers-regarding-leave-veterans/

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day. In Massachusetts, there are current elections for a U.S. Senate seat, all 9 U.S. House of Representatives districts, Governor, state Attorney General, state Secretary of State, state Senate, state House of Represent…
y request time off to go to the polls. As an employerk to vote. There is no federal law requiring employers to grant employees time off to vote… there is no law requiring employers to provide time off to vote. However https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/tuesday-november-6th-election-day/

Social Media in the Workplace

One of the many challenges employer’s face in today’s business world is the ever present impact of technology. Join Attorney Tim Netkovick as he discusses the impact of employee’s social media accounts on the workplace, and the employee’s right to privacy…
the Workplace One of the many challenges employer https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/social-media-workplace3/

Effective Dates

In light of new and reformed legislation, a larger point worth discussing is raised. All new laws have an effective date. This is the date when the new law goes into effect. The timing of the effective date can be very important...
o preferable for businesses because it gives employers more time to prepare. However https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/effective-dates/

Incoming Employment Reform

Back in May 2018, we wrote that Governor Baker had signed new criminal justice reform legislation that had significant effects on Massachusetts’ ‘Ban the Box” regulations. Among other things, it shortened the time for sealing off criminal records...
The reforms will have important effects on employers…not be asked in a criminal background check. Employers are now prohibited from asking about any mi https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/incoming-employment-reform-rules/

Using Social Media in Background Checks

Social media permeates every aspect of today’s society. The workplace is no exception. Employers are faced with an endless minefield of how to address employee’s social media posts that can potentially impact the employer’s business...
s society. The workplace is no exception. Employers are faced with an endless minefield of how … media posts that can potentially impact the employer https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/using-social-media-background-checks/

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